RALEIGH — The city has been testing LED streetlights in five areas of the city since July and now wants to hear what the public thinks of them.
The city wants to see how much money and electricity it can save by converting its conventional streetlights to light emitting diodes, and whether the LEDs provide better light.
LED lights cost more upfront, but use less electricity and shine brighter, which may mean fewer streetlights are needed in the future.
In addition to the test areas, the city is using them in some parts of downtown and along Hillsborough Street.
To comment on the lights, contact Dustin Brice at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Public Works Department, P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, N.C., 27602.
The city is sending letters asking for feedback to residents and businesses in the five test areas:
• The Thorpshire Farm subdivision – Thorpshire Drive, Carrington Drive and Lindenshire Road
• Gorman Street from Faucette Drive to Sullivan Street
• Glascock Street from Wake Forest Road to Brookside Drive
• Sunnybrook Road from New Bern Avenue to Falstaff Road
• A section of South Blount Street south of downtown near City Farm Road and Cargill Inc.